This week on Dezeen, we announced David Chipperfield as the winner of this year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize and rounded up his key projects.
British architect Chipperfield became the 52nd winner of the prestigious award for his “understated but transformative” body of work that spans four decades.
The jury commended him for “steering clear of trends” while having a “commitment to an architecture of understated but transformative civic presence”.
To mark Chipperfield’s win, we took a look at the key projects from his 40-year career, including the Stirling Prize-winning Museum of Modern Literature, Turner Contemporary gallery, Neues Museum and Hepworth Wakefield gallery (above).
We also published an interview with the architect, where he questioned his own talent. “I don’t believe I’m that talented,” he said. “Determination and commitment can compensate for a talent.”
Continuing our Timber Revolution series, we published a series of case studies looking at key mass-timber buildings.
We looked at the Ölzbündt housing block in Austria (above), which shows that “criticism of the longevity of wooden buildings is unfounded” and the Murray Grove housing block, which kickstarted the “tall-timber movement”.
Looking to the future, we also rounded up 10 upcoming mass-timber buildings including a stadium designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and housing by Adjaye Associates.
This week was International Women’s Day and to mark the occasion we asked a roster of current and former Dezeen Awards judges to nominate a woman in architecture and design, who they believe should have greater recognition.
The judges nominated 25 impressive architects, designers, artists and repair specialists from all across the world.
Following the death of Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly at the end of last week, we looked back at the stand-out projects he designed during his career, including the Tokyo International Forum (above).
This week also saw the death of A Eugene Kohn, the co-founder of Kohn Pedersen Fox who was responsible for designing many of the world’s tallest skyscrapers.
In America, sports equipment manufacturer Wilson revealed a prototype for an airless basketball that does not need to be inflated.
“My boss, Kevin Krysiak, originally charged me with reinventing the basketball,” Lippa told Dezeen. “One of the parameters or attributes that we felt could be improved upon is the fact that all inflatable balls eventually go flat.”
Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a house with an oversized roof in Vietnam, an apartment in a former bakery and a red-painted house in northern Sweden.
Our latest lookbooks featured homes with exposed cross-laminated timber and bathrooms with colourful toilets and sinks.
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